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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2003
  • pp: 1002–1007

Wavelength conversion bandwidth in fiber based optical parametric amplifiers

Ross W. McKerracher, Justin L. Blows, and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 9, pp. 1002-1007 (2003)

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We propose a systematic approach to evaluating and optimising the wavelength conversion bandwidth and gain ripple of four-wave mixing based fiber optical wavelength converters. Truly tunable wavelength conversion in these devices requires a highly tunable pump. For a given fiber dispersion slope, we find an optimum dispersion curvature that maximises the wavelength conversion bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

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Original Manuscript: March 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2003
Published: May 5, 2003

Ross McKerracher, Justin Blows, and C. de Sterke, "Wavelength conversion bandwidth in fiber based optical parametric amplifiers," Opt. Express 11, 1002-1007 (2003)

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